Lydia Newman (Infant)

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
July 26, 1883, page 3
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On Tuesday morning, at 3 o’clock, July 24, 1883, Lydia, infant daughter of Mr. Lefforts and Mrs. Mattie R. Newman, aged six months and sixteen days.

A bud of beauty withered ere it had opened to the bright sun of life! A sweet cherub that smiled the gladsome expressions of lovely innocence! In form and feature it was the chiseling of Nature’s purest and highest art! The spirit has wafted itself away upon the wings of the dove of peace; but that spirit is as tuneful upon the golden harp today as if it had been strung a thousand years—as musical as the sweetest strains of the Aeolian harp! It is consoling to the parental heart to know and feel that all was done that could be done to bring the bud to bloom that it might be full blown to an earthly life of supreme happiness to father and mother. The frail casket may decay, but the gem it held brightly shines in the crown of eternal felicity.—C. H. C. W.


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